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Psalm 28 Jan. 12 By David.  1To You, Yahweh, I call. My rock, don’t be deaf to me; lest, if You are silent to me, I would become like those who go down into the pit. 2Hear the voice of my petitions when I cry to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your Most Holy Place. 3Don’t draw me away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. 4Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings. Give them according to the working of their own hands; bring back on them what they deserve. 5Because they don’t respect the works of Yahweh, nor the working of His hands, He will break them down and not build them up.  6Blessed be Yahweh, because He has heard the voice of my petitions. 7Yahweh is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him, and I have been helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank Him. 8Yahweh is their strength, He is a stronghold of salvation to His anointed. 9Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance. Be their shepherd also, and bear them up forever.   


28:2 Hear the voice of my petitions- Yet within the same prayer, David can rejoice that God “has heard the voice of my petitions” (:6). We are to pray for things believing and feeling that we have received them (Mk. 11:24); we are to have the perspective of God Himself, who speaks of things which currently aren’t as if they are (Rom. 4:17). Therefore David can conclude this prayer with praise that God has actually answered it already (:7).
28:8,9 Again David looks out of himself in his immediate need to others, rejoicing as he often does at the end of his Psalms that his positive experience of God will be that of all God’s people. We can at least take the lesson that we are to look out of ourselves to others rather than be swamped by the immediacy of our own issues.